Classic apple pie

Classic apple pie It’s right there in the name. Classic apple pie is a cornerstone of baking and is one of the most timeless dishes you can make. When you picture a pie cooling on a windowsill, it’s almost guaranteed that there’s a sweet, lightly spiced filling inside. A guaranteed hit, every time! COOKING TIME 45 minutes + 2 hrs for chilling | SERVES 8 INGREDIENTS Pastry 350g cake flour 60g ground almonds 50g castor sugar 5ml (1 tsp) salt 250g cold unsalted butter, finely chopped 60ml (¼ cup) cold water Filling 185g butter 45ml (3 tbsp) castor sugar 100ml honey 2 x 100g flaked almonds 60g butter 60g sugar 13 red apples, cored and cut into wedges 60ml (¼ cup) brandy seeds of 2 vanilla pods 5ml (1 tsp) ground cinnamon 1 egg white 45ml (3 tbsp) castor sugar fresh whipped cream, to serve METHOD Pastry PROCESS the flour, ground almonds, sugar, salt and butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add water and process until the mixture just comes together. DIVIDE the pastry into 2 pieces, one slightly larger than the other, form each into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours. PREHEAT the oven … Continue reading Classic apple pie